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Applications are invited for the post of Executive Secretary in the Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP). The ACAP Secretariat is an Intergovernmental Organisation that supports the work of the Agreement in seeking to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels. The Secretariat’s Headquarters are located in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

The Executive Secretary will be appointed in accordance with the terms and conditions determined by the Agreement’s staff regulations. Appointment will be for a term of four years, commencing on 1st July 2025, and subject to a satisfactory performance evaluation at the end of the first year of employment. The successful applicant shall be eligible for reappointment for one additional term, with the total length of employment not exceeding eight years. The salary commences at AUD 173,328 and superannuation contributions will be provided. Other terms and conditions associated with the position are available in the Staff Regulations.  

Applications are invited from persons meeting the following criteria:

Essential criteria

1. Must be a national of an ACAP Party.

2. Experience or detailed knowledge of the operations of international intergovernmental organisations.

3. Representational and promotional skills.

4. Fluency in English.

5. Demonstration of an appropriate level of managerial experience and proven competence, including: (a) the preparation of financial budgets and the management of expenditures, and (b) the organisation of meetings and provision of Secretariat support for high level committees. 

Desirable criteria

6. Familiarity with the conservation of albatrosses and petrels.

7. Relevant experience and qualifications.

8. Proficiency in the other languages of ACAP Parties and Range States, in particular theother two official ACAP languages (Spanish and French).

Applications addressing the above selection criteria should be emailed to the Executive Secretary, Dr Christine Bogle ([email protected]) by close of business 2 April 2024. Applicants are requested to complete the attached personal information form and to provide a statement (maximum 1500 words) in support of their application addressing the above selection criteria. 

All applications will be screened by the ACAP Recruitment Sub-committee and those successful at the initial screening will be invited to complete a full application (indicative date, 13 May 2024). These will be reviewed and follow-up online interviews may occur. A final shortlist of two candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the Recruitment Sub-committee.